A Life Free From Digestive Disease

Seventy million Americans live with a digestive disease. The GI Research Foundation is at the forefront of science and discovery, partnering with the nationally-ranked University of Chicago Medicine Digestive Diseases Center to transform their lives.

Board of Directors

A group of passionate individuals, committed to providing relief and hope for digestive diseases patients and their families.

Kathy Shafer

Kathryn Karmin Shafer
Principal, Shafer Crowe Kueck Architecture + Design

Kathy Shafer

Yekaterina Chudnovsky*
Attorney, Executive

Howard A. Grill*
Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
CFO, The Alter Group

Brad Peterson

Brad Peterson
Executive Vice President, Guaranteed Rate

Mark A. Waldeck
Vice President of Development
Office President, CRC Group – Chicago

Biana Lanson, MD

Biana Lanson, MD
Vice President of Research Grantmaking
Partner, Ear, Nose & Throat Center, LLC

Scott Attar

Scott Attar
AMP Outdoor Billboard Advertising

Scott Attar

Eric Berlin*
Partner, Dentons US LLP

Russell Cohen, MD

Russell D. Cohen, MD
University of Chicago Medicine

Steve Davidson

Steven R. Davidson*
Partner, Denton’s

Jeff Fine

Jeffrey A. Fine
Of Counsel, Kirkland and Ellis, LLP

Jeff Fine

Danny Goldberg
Associates Board President
Cook County States Attorney

Kelly Goldberg

Kelly Goldberg
Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University and City Colleges

Peter D. Goldman
President, Reed-Union Corporation

Heidi Henderson

Heidi Henderson
Client Associate, JP Morgan

Heidi Henderson

Karyn Hurwich
Real Estate Professional

Shelby Katz

Shelby Katz
Patient and Communications Professional

Matthew Lebenson
Finance Director, Live Chat, Inc.
Partner, Lodge Financial

Jonathan Merel
Founder, Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

Jeff Nathanson, MD

Jeffrey Nathanson, MD
Gastroenterologist, Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health

Benjamin Pogofsky
Executive Director, JP Morgan

Jeff Nathanson, MD

Benjamin S. Riback
Managing Director, William Blair

Audrey Rubin

Audrey Rubin
President, Rubin Solutions

David A Rubin

David A. Rubin

Sy Taxman
Taxman Corp.

* Past President

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